Constantia Flexibles will close its flexible packaging plant in Romania. This will result in the loss of about 90 jobs, the company confirmed. The site, in Bucharest, is used to produce plastic film-based flexible packaging for the confectionery and processed food sectors. The company said closing the factory would help it ‘optimise its film-based flexible packaging manufacturing footprint in Europe.
The closure is expected to be finalised by July. Constantia will supplement the loss in capacity, and continue to supply its customers in the confectionery and snack food industries, from three plants. These are in Weiden, Germany; Ankara, Turkey and Kleszczów in Poland. Its European food division has 12 production sites in eight European countries. ‘We will carry out this closure in a fair and socially responsible way, while at the same time ensuring that our valued customers experience no disruption in supply,’ said Stefan Grote, executive vice-president of Constantia Flexibles Food, Europe.
He said the transfer of production capacities would mean the company could offer a dedicated plant concept to its customers in the long-term. It could also optimise order placement, production scheduling, logistics and quality.